Union signs on as Games friend

The Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada Union Local 8 is one of the most recent organizations to step up as a sponsor for the B.C. Summer Games. The group’s $2,500 donation will be used specifically to sponsor a venue during the Games.

“PPWC has been supporting minor sports in Nanaimo for well over 40 years. We felt that the B.C. Summer Games is a very worthwhile event to support, especially since it is being hosted here in Nanaimo. It is our pleasure to help out with such an exciting event for the community,” said Doug Narver, the union local’s financial secretary.

Athletes will be welcomed to campus next week, when Nanaimo hosts the 2014 B.C. Summer Games from July 17-20.

“It’s only with the support and participation of community leaders like PPWC that these Games are possible,” said Jeff Lott, Games president. “We thank them for being one of them for stepping forward as a Friend of the Games.”

The Games will feature approximately 3,900 athletes, coaches and officials from across the province, competing at 19 different venues.

It is estimated that the Games will contribute $2.6 million to the local economy.

To find out how to get involved in the B.C. Summer Games as a Friend of the Games, please contact Greg Constable at 250-756-9665.

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